Following the Words & Art reading on Thursday, September 23 at CAMH, CAMHLAB artist-in-residence Julia Sinelnikova will present a special public performance as “The Oracle.” Featuring light, music, poetry, and movement, the performance focuses on re-centering energies after a tumultuous year around the world. The ritual and incantation channels a meditative and trance-like effect to cleanse and foster creativity. The performance will run 15–20 minutes.
About the Artist
Julia Sinelnikova is an interdisciplinary artist who works with holograms, performance, and digital culture. Their light installations have been exhibited internationally, and they have performed widely as The Oracle of Vector Gallery. They have received commissions from New York City Parks Department, and Department of Transportation, Pace University, Michael Madden (Maroon 5), Barry L. Skolnick (Gilbertsville Expressive Movement), Refinery29, GIPHY, Webster Hall, and Norte Maar. Heavily inspired by electronic music, Sinelnikova has designed sculptural sets for performers including Lee Burridge, Machinedrum, The GZA (Wu Tang Clan), Peaches, Juliana Huxtable, and Aurora Halal. Selected profiles of their work have appeared in The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, VICE, Artnet, Huffington Post, The Creators Project, PAPER Mag, and The New Criterion.
Sinelnikova has presented their work at The Oulu Museum of Art (Finland), and Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (Brooklyn, New York). They have also exhibited site-specific installations for Miami Art Week/Art Basel annually since 2011. A singer-songwriter and DJ, they performed on a live FM radio show in 2020 in Upstate New York, as well as released their debut streaming single under the pseudonym ORACLE666. In 2021, they released their debut music video on the Houston Chronicle and Get Out! NYC Magazine. They recently performed at Elsewhere Brooklyn and opened Wynwood Pride with a DJ set for Charli XCX. They hold an MFA in Sculpture from Queens College, as well as a BFA in Sculpture from The Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY). They live and work in Brooklyn, New York.